Meadowlands paddock judge Teddy Crowl retires
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Teddy Crowl, the Standardbred paddock judge at the Meadowlands has retired. Originally the assistant to paddock judge Eb Mahar when the Meadowlands opened on Sept. 1, 1976, Crowl eventually succeeded him.
As paddock judge Crowl, a former caretaker for Tony Abbatiello, was charged with overseeing the nightly and sometimes daily operations of a live race meet that involved thousands of participants, both human and equine.
Crowl’s last night was Saturday, June 26. Ron Walters, his longtime assistant, has assumed the duties of paddock judge. (harnessracing.com)